HARTMAN, FlorencePosted: January 17th, 2018
MRS. FLORENCE HARTMAN, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Philip Hartman, passed away peacefully at the Sunny South Lodge on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 83 years. She will now join Dad in Heaven – Together Again.
Florence will be sadly missed by her children Raymond (Sandy) Hartman, Donald (Valerie) Hartman, Laura (Ilo) Anderson, Debbie (Derek) Martin, Kathy (Alan) Sparks, Brenda (Gordon) Shimbashi and Shirley (David) Novak; her siblings Shirley Gwilliam, Peggy Tetarenko, Arthur (Sharon) Ransom, Gerald Ransom and Geraldine Schmidt, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Philip Hartman, sister Louise Fettes, brothers-in-law Lyle Fettes, Frank Schmidt, Ron Tetarenko and Fred Gwilliam and sister-in-law Carol Ransom.
Florence was born on September 12, 1934 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan. As a child, she attended school in Coronach, SK. At the age of 13, she left school to help support her family through the Great Depression, shoveling grain into railroad cars alongside her father. In 1952, she married Philip Hartman and together they raised seven children on a farm near Tisdale, SK. In 1967, they settled in Southern Alberta, as her husband had changed careers.
Florence will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and avid knitter, baker and gardener. Of all her hobbies, gardening was her passion. There wasn’t a flower that she couldn’t grow! Many neighbours would look with awe at Florence’s incredible flower gardens.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, Florence will be laid to rest with her husband Philip at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Florence, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 1302 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0R4.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com